Scholarly Integrity & Ethics Resources

Visit the Responsible Conduct of Research website for information about conducting your research.

Research Integrity and Compliance

CSU promotes outstanding research and scholarly activity performed in a manner that models ethical professional behavior. The university has a number of course listings that focus on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and meet federal standards for providing trainees with formal ethics training.

All students are encouraged to complete the online Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) modules and a RCR face-to-face course. According to the CSU policy, PIs must require RCR instruction for all undergraduates, graduates and postdoctoral fellows who are paid salary on the NSF/NIH, USDA, NIFA grants. All Bridge to the Doctorate Fellows must complete both the online RCR modules and a face-to-face RCR training course.

Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services

The Student Resolution Center will…

  • Listen to you
  • Answer your questions
  • Analyze your situation
  • Explain university policies and procedures
  • Provide information and advice
  • Develop options for resolving your concern
  • Suggest appropriate referrals
  • Assist you in pursuing a resolution

What is the role of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services?

  • Resolve conflicts at the lowest level possible and foster non-adversarial solutions
  • Assist all visitors in receiving fair and equitable treatment within the university system
  • Act as an advocate for a fair process, not as an advocate for the visitors or the university
  • Listen and consider all sides of an issue in an objective and impartial manner
  • Empower visitors to solve conflicts on their own

Under certain circumstances, after other attempts at resolution have failed, the Graduate School appeals procedure may be evoked. You may review the Graduate School Appeals Procedure found in the Graduate & Professional Bulletin.